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Palace of the Governors - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 41.243 W 105° 56.301
13S E 415095 N 3949681
Quick Description: Palace of the Governors built in 1610 as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest. The building now houses the New Mexico History Museum, today it chronicles the history of Santa Fe, & New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 8:05:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMM45G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Palace of the Governors located on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, said to be the oldest continually operating public building in the USA.
The Adobe architecture is a distinctive emblems of Santa Fe & America,s history. The Palace is now the State's history museum, and was designated a National Registered Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.

"In May 2009, the New Mexico History Museum became the state’s newest museum, joining its oldest, the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Landmark that, in a way, is the museum's largest artifact. Inside our many walls, we tell more than 500 years of the stories that made the American West. Start your New Mexico adventure with our permanent exhibit, "Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now," exploring the experiences of Native peoples, Spanish colonists, Santa Fe Trail riders, outlaws, the railroad, artists, scientists, hippies and more." Text Source: (visit link)

Museum Info, Web Site: (visit link)

"The Palace of the Governors (1610) is an adobe structure located on Palace Avenue on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico between Palace Avenue and Washington Street. It is within the Santa Fe Historic District and it served as the seat of government for the state of New Mexico for centuries. The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.: Text Source: (visit link)

Palace of the Governors Web Site: (visit link)

Additional info for Route 66 travellers:
Route 66 was first established in 1926, it passed through Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico.
Route 66 followed the Old Santa Fe Trail, (Which was abandoned in 1880 due to the coming of the railroad.) from Santa Rosa in the East through the Glorieta pass on to Santa Fe.
The Plaza, and the Governors Palace were the terminus of the Old Santa Fe Trail.
Route 66 then carried on Westward following along the old Spanish El Camino Real Trail, through the La Angostura Pass and on to Albuquerque.
The Post 1937 Route 66, alignment now goes from Santa Rosa, to Albuquerque directly, often using the interstate, saving more than 90 miles of driving.
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Hours 10 am to 5 pm daily, Memorial Day through October; closed Mondays rest of year. Open for free 5 to 8 pm Fridays, May through October, and first Friday of the month, November through April.


Admission Prices:
Admission: $9 out-of-state visitors; $6 New Mexico residents Free on Sunday to New Mexico residents Free on Wednesday to New Mexico senior citizens Free to Museum Members and children under 17 Free Friday Evenings, 5 to 8 pm


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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